Rounds of rain and falling temps

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 15, 2019 - 6:57 am
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Things get colder behind a line of morning storms.

"We will see the temperatures fall all morning down to the mid 50s," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said.

Rain sticks around with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms into the midday. 

"This afternoon will be cloudy with more scattered showers as moisture remains behind the cold front.  Temperatures will only climb back into the upper 50s."

He says there will still be some rain around for the parade tonight in the French Quarter.

"Tonight an upper-level wave will move over us and that will set off more scattered showers. Lows will be in the 40s north and 50s south." 

Weekend: The upper-level wave will move NE of us on Saturday, but we will have plenty of clouds all day. A few showers will be possible until Noon and then we start to dry out. It will be chilly with highs only in the upper 50s. You will want a coat for the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day parade!  Sunday will become partly cloudy and milder with highs back in the mid 60s.  This will be perfect for the Metairie Road parade!! Don't forget your sunglasses and sunscreen! 

Here is Nussbaum's detailed forecast:

TODAY:
Cloudy, breezy and much cooler with a 60% chance for scattered showers. Highs around 59. Wind N 10-20 mph.

TONIGHT:
Cloudy, breezy and chilly with an 80% chance for scattered showers and light rain. Lows north around 47 and south around 50. Wind N 8-15 mph.

SATURDAY:
Cloudy, breezy and chilly with a 20% chance for showers until Noon. Highs around 58. Wind N 8-15 mph.

SUNDAY - ST. PATRICK'S DAY:
Partly cloudy and cool. Lows north around 43 and south around 48. Highs around 64. 

MONDAY:
Mostly sunny and pleasant. Lows north around 44 and south around 50. Highs around 68.

TUESDAY:
Mostly sunny and cool. Lows north around 46 and south around 52. Highs around 65.

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly sunny and mild. Lows north around 43 and south around 50. Highs around 69. 

THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny and mild. Lows north around 46 and south around 52. Highs around 72.

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